DEA assists illegal drug cartels by targeting Mendocino medical marijuana pioneer
Following last week’s Federal threat to bring the heat on medical marijuana dispensaries and their landlords, the DEA raided Northstone Organics in Ukiah Thursday. Northstone is featured in this week’s North Coast Journal cover story.
From the Press Democrat:
The early morning operation shook the medical marijuana community because Northstone has been a model of compliance with local and state laws.
“I am really puzzled. There are plenty of illegal marijuana organizations in Mendocino County,” said Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a business lobbying organization formed last year.
Northstone was in compliance with Mendocino County medical marijuana regulations, which issues zip-ties for permitted plants. The raid will surely deter growers from signing up for county programs such as the one in Mendocino where cops, supervisors and growers seem generally happy with their regulations, which include law enforcement inspections of marijuana gardens.
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